Foreigner Sweeps Canada With a Sold-out 40th Anniversary Tour & Announces Oshawa & London, ON Tour Dates on Nov. 13th & 14th
FOREIGNER SWEEPS CANADA WITH A SOLD-OUT 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
AND ANNOUNCES OSHAWA AND LONDON, ONTARIO TOUR DATES ON
NOVEMBER 13th and 14th
NEW FOREIGNER MUSICAL: JUKE BOX HERO,
TO PREMIERE IN ALBERTA, CANADA IN 2018
(October 25, 2017) - FOREIGNER, the band behind “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” and other classic songs turned 40 this year. The original “Juke Box Heroes” celebrated with a sold-out Canadian tour, 40th Anniversary Album, two new Canadian tour dates and an upcoming musical; Juke Box Hero, premiering in Alberta in 2018.
Foreigner’s 10-city Canadian tour launched in Calgary, AB on October 11th, and blazed across Western Canada as the band - Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums) – brought FOREIGNER’s arsenal of hits to Canada. Next up, FOREIGNER will hit Oshawa and London, Ontario on November 13th and 14th.
The 40th anniversary tour features a companion album, a new career-spanning compilation titled 40 that features 40 hits from 40 years. RHINO released 40 on May 26th as a double-CD set that includes 40 songs recorded between 1977 and 2017. A double-vinyl version that features 23 songs is also available. 40 brings together the best songs from FOREIGNER’s nine studio albums, including all 16 of its Top 30 hits: “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You” and more. The collection features “Too Late” from the group’s 2008 retrospective No End In Sight and “The Flame Still Burns,” the title track from a vinyl EP released just last year, making its debut on CD in this collection. All prior recordings have been remastered and the album features two new tracks recorded especially for this release, “Give My Life For Love” and a new version of “I Don’t Want To Live Without You.”
Another milestone as part of FOREIGNER’s 40th Anniversary celebration was the announcement of the forthcoming musical, Juke Box Hero, premiering in Alberta in 2018. The book was written by the prolific writing duo, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, responsible for films The Commitments and Across The Universe, and The Tracey Ullman TV Show, Juke Box Hero is a coming of age saga written to the music of FOREIGNER.
“I never could have imagined when I set out to create Foreigner forty years ago, that we’d still be touring around the world and performing the music we love all these years later,” says founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones. “I am so proud that these songs will now be reinterpreted for stage, and am honored by the team that is helping bring this music to life. I can’t express the gratitude I feel when fans share stories of how our songs have been woven into their milestones over the years. I had so many great times with Foreigner in Canada and I’m thrilled that Canada will see the premiere of our brand new musical, Juke Box Hero.”
Since the 1977 release of their first hit “Feels Like The First Time” and their self-titled debut album on Atlantic Records, FOREIGNER has been universally hailed as one of the world’s most popular rock acts with 10 multi-platinum albums, 16 Top 30 hits, and worldwide album sales exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold as Ice,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” FOREIGNER continues to rock the charts more than forty years into the game. FOREIGNER also features strongly in every category in Billboard’s Greatest of All Time listing. Catalog sales often eclipse those of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Aerosmith and most of their Classic Rock peers. (Source: Nielsen SoundScan week ending 8/3/17).
Check out the tour at these Canadian stops:
Mon Nov 13 Oshawa, ON – Tribute Communities Centre
Tickets available at: http://www.tributecommunitiescentre.com/events/concerts-events
Tues Nov 14 London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
Tickets available at: https://www.budweisergardens.com/events
TICKET INFORMATION FOR JUKE BOX HERO, THE MUSICAL
Tickets are on sale, and prices range from $69.50, $79.50 and $89.50 and are available at www.jukeboxheromusical.com
Calgary - August 10 – 12, 2018 - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Edmonton - August 16 - 19, 2018 - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium